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Computer 3D printing used to create new hip

Doctors at Southampton University Hospitals have used 3D printing to create a bespoke hip replacement for a woman who has undergone six previous operations, in one of the first cases of its kind. Read the full story here

Professor Cyrus Cooper wins the Pierre Delmas Award for research into osteoporosis at the IOF/ESCEO in Seville

At the World Congress on Osteoporosis in Seville, Spain, Professor Cyrus Cooper was selected as the winner of the Pierre Delmas Award for research into osteoporosis. This is the premier research award presented by IOF and ESCEO to honour an individual academic who has contributed significantly to the field of osteoporosis and musculoskeletal science, through original and outstanding scientific contributions.

ESCEO-IOF Pierre Delmas Award to Professor Cyrus Cooper

Professor Cooper wins prestigious prize 


Professor Cyrus Cooper


The Secrets of Bones uncovered on BBC4

Evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod presents a six-part series looking at how bones have enabled vertebrates to colonise and dominate practically every habitat on Earth.


Professor Juliet Compston awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours

Professor Juliet Compston, Emeritus Professor of Bone Medicine at the University of Cambridge was awarded as a Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Treatment of Osteoporosis.

Professor Compston, a former BRS president, responded that "it was a lovely surprise to get this award and I would like to acknowledge the many colleagues and patients who have contributed to my research over the years.  I’m particularly pleased that osteoporosis is featured in the citation, since it deserves a higher profile than it currently possesses and there is enormous scope for improving the treatment of affected people".


Professor Juliet Compston


Cambridge academics honoured in the 2014 New Year Honours List

Professor Juliet Compston

New Year Honours List

Bone cancer survival rates remain unchanged, says charity

Bone Cancer Awareness Week (5-12 October 2013)

Press release


Prof Stuart Ralston confirmed as new Chair of the Commission on Human Medicines - Lord Howe announces on 13th February 2013


Stuart Ralston

Paget's Disease of Bone, Clinical Practice article in the NEJM by Prof Stuart Ralston


BodyPods - Bone

by David Harridine and Allie Gartland


BodyPods - Bone

HELP! Questionnaire on the management of hip arthroplasty

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are leading a survey of disease management across Europe as part of the European Commission 7th Framework Programme on Evaluating Care Across Borders (ECAB). If you are involved in the management of hip arthroplasty please complete this survey

New ways to treat debilitating brittle bone disease


Bone-eating 'zombie' worms drill with acid



NASA – how space exploration affects astronauts' bones



Elephant's sixth 'toe' discovered


Elephant's sixth toe


Vitamin E may be bad for bones


Vitamin E in Almonds

Screening test hope in painful bone disease



Maureen Owen 1927-2011

It is very sad to report that Maureen Owen, a pioneering researcher and leader in the field of bone biology, died peacefully in Oxford aged 83 on 5th April 2011. Maureen was an Honorary Member of the Bone Research Society and was an extraordinary mentor to many.

A tribute to Maureen’s life and work, kindly provided by Jim Triffitt and Graham Russell, can be downloaded here.

  Maureen Owen

Arms and the Man

At the BRS-BSMB joint meeting in London in 2009, Lewis Wolpert asked ‘Does anyone have any idea why our arms are the same length?’.

No answers yet - but Lewis sets out the intriguing problem of symmetric limb growth in this short article, published in the September 2010 issue of PloS Biology

  Lewis Wolpert

In Memoriam Dr. Charles H. Turner 1961-2010